I am considering a post in Nairobi and am curious about the cost of living. The information on the web is confusing and much of it appears dated.
I am also interested in learning more about the cost of housing and areas that are both safe and convenient for transport to work near the YaYa Centre. The salary for the post is low by comparison to UK standards, but I am wondering if it is sufficient for Nairobi.
Many thanks for your reply, Flo. The information was most helpful. These web sites provided a good overview of housing costs. In your experience, should I estimate utility costs at some percentage of rental fee, or is there a better gauge for estaimting these expenses?
To have an idea a house in kileleswha next to Yaya center or in Hurlingham will cots between 20 to 40000 kshs ( this is a two bedroom house)
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Utility costs are cheap in kenya. Power will not cost you more than Kshs. 2,000, water will be included in your rental is appartment. Telephone is expensive and will of course depend on usage. Most people prefer to use mobile phones as the most convenient, but also most expensive.
I promised a friend in Kenya to buy him a mobile phone so that we can speak to each other. He says that the phone costs 300 US Dollars. Is this too expensive? Or reasonable? I read in an article about Kenya that one can be purchased for 100 US Dollars.
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Smith and Silvester, cost of cellphones depend on size, and make. $100 can buy a nice small phone, although some phones would cost as much as $300. For a first time owner of a mobile phone, the upper cost is quite extravagant.
>I am considering a post in Nairobi
>and am curious about the cost
>of living Food style Education system. The information on
>the web is confusing and much
>of it appears dated.
>I am also interested in learning more
>about the cost of housing and
>areas that are both safe and
>convenient for transport to work near
>the Flower foudation Centre. The salary
>for the post is low (98000 Sh)
>comparison to UK standards, but I
>am wondering if it is sufficient
>for Nairobi (With One kid Education).Whether i can save.I hard that in africa crime is more.how about nairobi
>Many thanks in advance for your help.
I am waitng for your reply Pleas reply apae.
I will be moving to Nairobi kenya. I have the same question you asked and I am wondering if you got any information. I have 2 kids (4 and 10) will be living on an income of 70, 000 a month ksh. looking to rent in a safe area close to good schools . (will be living aprox. 2 years) I appreciate any information.
a monthly income of 70,000 kshs does sound a bit on the lower side, especially if you have to send your two kids to good schools. Are you considering private schools that use the British system or private schools on the kenyan edu. system? take a look of some of the good international schools: http://www.isk.ac.ke/ http://www.rva.org/
Would like to know the cost of living in the following ares in the city of Nairobi
1 Education Cost in PRIVATE SCHOOLS for 9/10 years old.
2. Average cost of domestic help.
3. Cost of groceries,provisions etc for a family of 2 adults and 1 kid.
4. Telephone, electricity charges.
Iam planning to move to nairobi soon.I would like to know about cost of living,schools in nairobi.
Since we are indians,i would like to know about availablity of indian things.(groceries & Provisions)
I've found this forum and I have some questions regarding Cosys of living in Nairobi.
House or apartment rentals, electricity, food, groceries, telephone rates, private schools ans safety areas. May be it is too much but I need some advice.
Hi,this is amit jain from mumbai.i have been offered a job in Nairobi.Since i have no idea about the cost of living ,i need help from u.Can u plz guide me...certain things which i want to know are :
1) Wats the cost of living in Nairobi? Is the city expensive in terms of food,rental accommodations,travelling and other basic necessities?
2) Is vegetarian food easily available in Nairobi? Are there good decently priced indian restaurants? And are there tiffin services by indians?
3) Which are the good places to live in Nairobi... in terms of neighbourhoods and which places should i absolutely avoid?
4) Last but not the least...Approximately how much salary is good enough to live comfortabely and also save some money?I'm still at the negotiation stage..so this information will help me a lot.
last informations i get are these : hillcrest school, peponi school braeburn school and kenton college, 700 000 Ksh/year, international school of kenya is 4000$ fee + 11000 $ /year.
This's quite big money... especially if you intend to earn 70 000Ksh/ month...
I have just been accepted as an intern as well (at UNHCR). Have you received any information yet on your topic? I am also looking for a place to stay in Nairobi, from January 'till June 2008. Maybe you could help me when you are in Nairobi allready?
I will be leaving for a intern with the UNDP in Febrary. Do the UN generally helps to find an accomodation? Do you have any tips about where and how to find a house? Also, if you could give me an idea about how much it can cost to rent a room or a flat!
Hey Its not that hard In nairobi i work at Yaya commute from Jamhuri estate like 100 minutes by but i pay ksh50 in the morning the housing is ideal a good 2bedroom house goes for ksh 30000 thats a house with the master br ensuit plus pay bills approximately totals to 5000 electricity internet and water its a pretty good place to live if you have a tight budget